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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae Pipefishes and seahorses
Subfamily: Syngnathinae
Genus: Choeroichthys

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Choeroichthys brachysoma Short-bodied pipefish Indo-Pacific 7 TL 1855
Choeroichthys cinctus Barred shortbody pipefish Western Pacific 8 SL 1976
Choeroichthys latispinosus Muiron pipefish Eastern Indian Ocean 1978
Choeroichthys sculptus Sculptured pipefish Indo-Pacific 8.5 TL 1870
Choeroichthys smithi Western Indian Ocean 5 TL 1976
Choeroichthys suillus Pigsnout pipefish Western Central Pacific 6.8 SL 1951



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